Ferguson No-Fly Zone Aimed to Stop Media, Brittany Maynard Commits Suicide, GOP Senate Candidates Pull Ahead: A.M. Links


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  • Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman suffering from terminal cancer, committed assisted suicide this weekend in Oregon with a lethal dose of prescription drugs.
  • Audio recordings reveal that the Federal Aviation Administration's 12-day ban on flights over Ferguson, Missouri, was intended—at least by local authorities—to keep news helicopters from witnessing and covering events there.
  • It will all be over soon, but one more time for kicks: Weekend polling numbers show Republican candidates with a slight lead over Democrats in several of the more contested U.S. Senate races. 
  • J/K!, it never ends: Runoff elections are looking likely in Georgia and Louisiana, which means "Who will control the Senate?" might not actually be answerable until 2015.
  • Meanwhile, in eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian separatist Alexander Zakharchenko has been elected "head of the Donetsk People's Republic"—a vote Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denounced as a "farce". 
  • The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today concerning the passports of American citizens born in Jerusalem. 
  • Canada has officially joined in on bombing ISIS. 
  • Meet Texas' wacky roster of third-party gubernatorial candidates.  

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